We will use this photo once again to honor Chiba Sensei on the 8th anniversary of his passing. The relationship captured in this image between Yamada Sensei, Kanai Sensei and Chiba Sensei is what helped spread aikido around the country and solidify the USAF. It is with deep sadness that they are no longer with us, but we will continue to uphold and honor their legacy and teachings. To our Birankai friends, we remember with fondness your founder, and a pillar of the USAF.
photo credit: James Keller